Thursday, 11 October 2007

Got to move on.

6 locks, and 8.5 miles. Now moored at Stonebridge lock on the Lea Navigation.

The day was overcast with a hint of drizzle but it was time to go as we have a rendezvous at Paddington basin on Friday.  We only met one cruiser on the move and had a quiet cruise down to our present mooring. At Ponders End lock we stopped to pick some apples. I had to use the fishing net again to shake the apples loose and catch them at the same time.

We now have a lovely big bowl of stewed apple to go with the pork, make a crumble pie and have some with the muesli in the morning. Lovely grub.

We saw BW workmen working on the lock where we are moored and it appears that the electric lock is out of action so we will have to use the manual lock in the morning and there is a pile of rubbish banked up against the gates. These locks are heavy enough without the added weight of rubbish to shift.

769 locks, 1066 miles, 29 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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